Category: Coop

Making more of your bike

39% of adults in the UK do not meet physical activity recommendations* That’s a shocking statistic. 39% (or up to 46% in some areas) of people don’t do 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week. It’s this sedentary behaviour that The World Health Organization… Read more »

Recall Notice: Steerer Tube Collars Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, & Sirrus Bicycles

This is a Safety Recall Notice regarding steerer tube collars on select Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles (model list below). They were sold between Autumn 2016 and 2018. The steerer tube collar may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking which may result in a sudden loss of steering control. Please stop riding immediately… Read more »

Christmas Orders

 📮 Christmas Orders 📮 If you’re planning to do any Christmas shopping with us, place your order by Tuesday 18 December for bikes (for delivery), Wednesday 19 December for accessories, clothing and bikes (click and collect).  If you’re outside of the UK or ordering something that isn’t currently in stock, you should get your order in ASAP… Read more »

Black Friday

In the US, since the middle of the 20th Century, the end of November (Thanksgiving) has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Thousands of people flocked to city centres to view the parades, and pick up a few gifts while they were there. Sixty or so years on, it’s morphed into a bit… Read more »

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop provides bikes for Social Bite village residents

We are proud to have provided eight hybrid Specialized Sirrus bikes to the residents of the Social Bite village in Granton. The village, run in conjunction with Cyrenians, supports people who have experienced homelessness. Along with providing accommodation, residents receive extensive support to get their life back on track. As well as providing bike servicing, we fitted… Read more »

Local Bike Shop Day – Saturday 6 October 2018

Local Bike Shop Day is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to use their local bike shop…But why should you support your local bike shop (apart from the discount highlighted above of course!)? There are plenty of online only or big chain bike retailers with big discounts, special offers and fancy adverts. However, shopping at… Read more »

Shops closed on Monday 15 October 2018

Once a year, we have our AGM (and this year, it’s on Monday 15 October). This is a very important event as it is the event in where all members (including those in Leeds, Newcastle and Aberdeen) get together in Edinburgh. Since we’re a workers’ cooperative, the AGM is also a time when each of… Read more »

Crowdfunding Campaign: Electric Cargo Bikes to reduce food waste

Love Food: Hate Food Waste We all know that food waste is bad. It’s not good for the environment, consumers, producers or retailers.  That’s why we’re supporting this campaign by Food Sharing Edinburgh. It’s a simple concept – some might say it’s as easy as riding a bike! They want to purchase two electric cargo… Read more »